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MSH hosting the world

WHO semi-annual conference

From April 11-16, 2018 we host the annual midyear meeting of the World Health Organization family of the International Classification WHO-FIC in Hamburg. Experts from around the world for ICD, ICF and ICHI conven in different working groups to advance the further classifications. A warm welcome at MSH!

ICF User Conference

The annual ICF User Conference, from 12-13. April, 2018, is Germany’s main conference related to the International Classification of Functioning, Disabilities and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO).

This year, for the first time, the two separate conferences on ICF and ICF-CY (ICF for children and youth) are being combined to one joint conference.

ICF is increasingly being used and applied in different fields of the health care sector, rehabilitation, early interventions and performance delivery for individuals with disabilities. The meaning of ICF in Germany has grown with the recently adopted and partially enforced National Participation Act (Bundesteilhabegesetz (BTHG)), as the BTHG explicitly refers to ICF. The suitability and areas of application of ICF are diverse and stretch from the communication with client of all age-groups to internal team communication and cross-sectoral measurements of certain ICF content.

The ICF User Conference targets all interested parties of any profession that

  • Have an interest in ICF
  • Use or intend to use ICF
  • Want to report on their experiences using ICF
  • Wish to get new insights and ideas

The aim of the conference is to inform about the different ICF usability and to promote its use. Herein, we focus on general questions on ICF usability and the immediate ICF use in specific fields of work.

The new ICF User Conference provides an interesting mixture of precise questions on ICF usability (primarily during workshops) and topics of general interests (plenary sessions). Further to this, a poster exhibition provides space and time for exchanging experiences and project ideas that are not covered elsewhere in the programme.

3rd International Symposium: ICF Education

The third international symposium takes place on Friday 13, 2018 at MSH Medical School Hamburg. The symposium aims to bring together experts from around the world – experts that use the International Classification on Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in their clinical practice, research and teaching.

Key topics of the symposium include:

  • ICF training: concepts and experiences
  • Usability of ICF

We invite you to submit an abstract if you have an interest in one of the two above mentioned key topics. Deadline for abstract submission is January 30, 2018.

Please find more information on the homepage of the ICF Research Branch